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Hello, internet shamans, drop some wisdom on me.


As a 21 year old...

I'm young you know, supposed to be gaining the life skills to establish a footing in the world. I happen to live in a society that requires me to make money in order to survive, and so I go to university in order to gain skills necessary for a practical career. Beyond the occasional manual labor job my dad would hook me up with, I've never had a legitimate job. I feel completely inexperienced in how I should go about functioning in the world.

Then again, the future is so uncertain these days, I don't feel as if my plans matter.

I'm looking out the window and the entire fucking planet is going mad, WWIII seems inevitable, tyranny and martial law is just around the corner, the economy is collapsing, foot riots will occur within the near future. At the moment it all seems rather bleak.

It's weird you know, I think about you old folks, people born in the mid-1940s to late 50s, we were raised in completely alien environments. You babyboomers were raised during the Golden Age Leave it to Beaver America (i know that's highly idealized vision), economy was kicking ass, 1950s-1970s music was great, if you wanted to go and work all you had to do was get a job, which was easy. The dollar was really worth something. If you were clever during the 1980s-90s you could make a lot of money fast with all the computer industries springing up. Sure there was a lot of bad shit going on, just as any time in history, but it seemed nice in a lot of ways.

I feel like a parasite on my parents, they're getting older and all, and I'm a young robust male - I should go out on my own and make something of myself. I want to help my parents, they brought me into this world and I should smoothly bring them out of it, don't want to put stress on them. At the moment though I feel completely stuck since I'm having legitimate troubles acquiring a job, so I just go along and continue my schooling (which is mainly just propaganda and half-truths). It's quite frustrating.

I've spent time organizing my family for when the shit hits the fan, got food and defense measures, actively forming networks with trusted people.

I guess I'm curious in what some of you older baby-boomers think about the circumstances that young-adults find themselves in, and how/what we should be focusing on?
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go to school and stop worrying

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My opinion as an old geezer is that you're doing fine.
Just don't vote for Rmoney.
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You are a parasite, but I don't blame you. Don't worry about the doom, it will always be there, and never actually comes. While waiting for it, get an education, study some sort of engineering. Whatever you're interested in, there's a branch of engineering that makes it work, and plenty of high paying jobs with no one to fill them.

I'm not kidding, you want to make something of yourself, do what I suggest.
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You are focusing on exactly the things you should be focusing on. You sound like a young person who actually has their head OUT of their ass. All the bullshit on this forum in the recent past that blames all of todays problems on the boomers is written by a bunch of butt-hurt tards who are looking for a boogeyman to pin all the nations troubles on. I'm sure that there were some boomers involved in putting the economy in the shape it is today, but I also know, for a fact, that 98% of us were working our asses off for our families, serving in the military by mandate(the draft), being involved in our communities, paying taxes, and caring for our parents as they got old. My advice is to keep on keeping on, work hard, honor your parents for whatever they have done for you, and try, through legitimate means, to improve your community, your life, and your nation. It's up to you young people to play the cards you have drawn and to try not to make the same mistakes as others have made who have gone before you. Nothing is free.

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Very well spoken OP


Your situation is similar to a 21 year old in 1930's.


Very sad.....but we all have to play the cards delt to us.


We might have been born into poverty somewhere in Africa......just a roll of the dice.


Don't be afraid to relocate to an area of low unemployment.


If it is the end times......the world will become awful......like never seen before. Help out others as best as possible.....and ask God for help/direction.
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Re: need some advice from you old people
first and foremost, forget about this new age b/s, it is just that new.
the bible state "there is nothing new under the sun"
get right with God, seek him with all your heart.
read galatians till you get it.
then grab yourself by the britches, pull yourself in front of the mirror and take a good hard look at that young fine specimen of a man.
believe in yourself, do not doubt your abilities and know your limitations.
if you don't know how to do something, say you don't know how.
yeah we all started out knowing nothing, we are as elders well aware that you are new to the workforce, we were there once ya know.
we try to give advice, but just like our parents tried to tell us, sometimes we had to learn the hard way.
yes, things are looking quite bleak for all of us, but it is always darkest before the light kid.
God has a plan, he created everything, good and evil, do you not think he can blink it away anytime he wants.
we are here to learn/build character.
I can tell you this: In the old days, a mans "word was his bond", that's all ya had, if you threw it away, well, that was the sum of who you were. If someone told ya they would do something, they did it. and people didnt talk for nothing, everything had a meaning. today everyone talks just to be talking. the bible warns about gossiping, the power of every word that comes outta ya mouth.
in a nutshell kid, your not alone, we are all in this boat together, the grass always looks greener on the other side. don't sell out to the paycheck, keep your honor and integrity, be a man of your word and that will take you a lot farther than any false sense of security you will get from a paycheck. because you don't have to work for someone to get by. use your imagination, creativity, don't let anyone look down on you, and do the same, you are Gods creation, in his image, so walk proud, sure of who ya are and remember, quitting aint an option.
peace, and God bless
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I can't wait until you get to be the age of us old timers, geezers

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My only advise is to realize that an education, while great for increasing your knowledge, does nothing really for increasing your skill set - only doing the work can accomplish that. This is where most people fail. And forget the doom as it will always be there if you look or listen to people who do. Bottom line- get on with your life and create it as you would like it and you to be!hf
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I can't wait until you get to be the age of us old timers, geezers or did you say that to get a rise out of everybody?
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Have you actually read OP's post? Your responses suggest that you haven't.
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I can't wait until you get to be the age of us old timers, geezers or did you say that to get a rise out of everybody?
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Have you actually read OP's post? Your responses suggest that you haven't.
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Why yes, I read it and commented and this is a secondary comment why do you ask? Maybe I haven't been clear. I would like for him to finish his education and just be a kid for now if he can. I didn't say it nice like that.
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I can't wait until you get to be the age of us old timers, geezers or did you say that to get a rise out of everybody?
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Have you actually read OP's post? Your responses suggest that you haven't.
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Why yes, I read it and commented and this is a secondary comment why do you ask? Maybe I haven't been clear. I would like for him to finish his education and just be a kid for now if he can. I didn't say it nice like that.
 Quoting: WindyMind


I have asked because I CAN. Nowhere in his well-worded post do I see the words geezer, or old-timer. Just wondering why you chose to be confrontational. So, actually, you weren't clear at all.
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I can tell you, its all downhill from where you are.

Each year brings more ideals lost and dreams shattered, as life batters you into the trauma of accepting a more miserable, downtrodden position than you imagined could possibly await you.

Eventually you might have a kid and that's the final nail in the coffin; at that point they have you by the nads forever because your genes and hormones make you a slave to "loving" the thankless little goblin your partner (who comes to despise you) shat out. Because of these ties that bind, you will accept even more miserable working and living conditions, drifting through life a ghostlike shadow of your former self, a burned-out and overworked husk jeered at by both the society that jerks you around and the very child you've killed your inner dreams to support. Eventually, when your body is gray and withered, you may have a few megre years of rest before the phsysical pains of ageing will overtake your reality and drown out every other concern as you slide quickly towards death.
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I can't wait until you get to be the age of us old timers, geezers or did you say that to get a rise out of everybody?
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Have you actually read OP's post? Your responses suggest that you haven't.
 Quoting: last one


Why yes, I read it and commented and this is a secondary comment why do you ask? Maybe I haven't been clear. I would like for him to finish his education and just be a kid for now if he can. I didn't say it nice like that.
 Quoting: WindyMind


I have asked because I CAN. Nowhere in his well-worded post do I see the words geezer, or old-timer. Just wondering why you chose to be confrontational. So, actually, you weren't clear at all.
 Quoting: last one


No, he didn't say exactly that but a poster after him did as a joke and I was using the joke but it was lost on you. So there, meeeh it's fine.
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Hello, internet shamans, drop some wisdom on me.


As a 21 year old...

I'm young you know, supposed to be gaining the life skills to establish a footing in the world. I happen to live in a society that requires me to make money in order to survive, and so I go to university in order to gain skills necessary for a practical career. Beyond the occasional manual labor job my dad would hook me up with, I've never had a legitimate job. I feel completely inexperienced in how I should go about functioning in the world.

Then again, the future is so uncertain these days, I don't feel as if my plans matter.

I'm looking out the window and the entire fucking planet is going mad, WWIII seems inevitable, tyranny and martial law is just around the corner, the economy is collapsing, foot riots will occur within the near future. At the moment it all seems rather bleak.

It's weird you know, I think about you old folks, people born in the mid-1940s to late 50s, we were raised in completely alien environments. You babyboomers were raised during the Golden Age Leave it to Beaver America (i know that's highly idealized vision), economy was kicking ass, 1950s-1970s music was great, if you wanted to go and work all you had to do was get a job, which was easy. The dollar was really worth something. If you were clever during the 1980s-90s you could make a lot of money fast with all the computer industries springing up. Sure there was a lot of bad shit going on, just as any time in history, but it seemed nice in a lot of ways.

I feel like a parasite on my parents, they're getting older and all, and I'm a young robust male - I should go out on my own and make something of myself. I want to help my parents, they brought me into this world and I should smoothly bring them out of it, don't want to put stress on them. At the moment though I feel completely stuck since I'm having legitimate troubles acquiring a job, so I just go along and continue my schooling (which is mainly just propaganda and half-truths). It's quite frustrating.

I've spent time organizing my family for when the shit hits the fan, got food and defense measures, actively forming networks with trusted people.

I guess I'm curious in what some of you older baby-boomers think about the circumstances that young-adults find themselves in, and how/what we should be focusing on?
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Why does it say you are from the U.S. when you say "I go to university"? We don't say that here.
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I can't wait until you get to be the age of us old timers, geezers or did you say that to get a rise out of everybody?
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Have you actually read OP's post? Your responses suggest that you haven't.
 Quoting: last one


He read the 21 year old part....felt the rise in his blood pressure as he looked back on his dismal life and made a complete ass of himself.

So, no he did read it!

Your doing fine young man....family is the most important part of life.

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I forgot what you said by the time I got to the bottom of the thread, could you repeat the question ?
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Figure out where to go to avoid being drafted in to the

World War that is right around the corner.

Venezuela?

Belize?

(Canada is out.... that's passe)

No since being suckered in to the Next Great Culling Project.
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Have you actually read OP's post? Your responses suggest that you haven't.
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Why yes, I read it and commented and this is a secondary comment why do you ask? Maybe I haven't been clear. I would like for him to finish his education and just be a kid for now if he can. I didn't say it nice like that.
 Quoting: WindyMind


I have asked because I CAN. Nowhere in his well-worded post do I see the words geezer, or old-timer. Just wondering why you chose to be confrontational. So, actually, you weren't clear at all.
 Quoting: last one


No, he didn't say exactly that but a poster after him did as a joke and I was using the joke but it was lost on you. So there, meeeh it's fine.
 Quoting: WindyMind


No, I didn't miss anything. The word geezer was not used in the OP's post. It was used in the post immediately after yours, the one in which your advice was to "shut the fuck up". You need to go back to one of the rainbow and unicorns singing Kumbaya threads. I can do this shit all night long.
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I can tell you, its all downhill from where you are.

Each year brings more ideals lost and dreams shattered, as life batters you into the trauma of accepting a more miserable, downtrodden position than you imagined could possibly await you.

Eventually you might have a kid and that's the final nail in the coffin; at that point they have you by the nads forever because your genes and hormones make you a slave to "loving" the thankless little goblin your partner (who comes to despise you) shat out. Because of these ties that bind, you will accept even more miserable working and living conditions, drifting through life a ghostlike shadow of your former self, a burned-out and overworked husk jeered at by both the society that jerks you around and the very child you've killed your inner dreams to support. Eventually, when your body is gray and withered, you may have a few megre years of rest before the phsysical pains of ageing will overtake your reality and drown out every other concern as you slide quickly towards death.
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WOW....your life sucks! You should not be giving anyone advice!
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Why yes, I read it and commented and this is a secondary comment why do you ask? Maybe I haven't been clear. I would like for him to finish his education and just be a kid for now if he can. I didn't say it nice like that.
 Quoting: WindyMind


I have asked because I CAN. Nowhere in his well-worded post do I see the words geezer, or old-timer. Just wondering why you chose to be confrontational. So, actually, you weren't clear at all.
 Quoting: last one


No, he didn't say exactly that but a poster after him did as a joke and I was using the joke but it was lost on you. So there, meeeh it's fine.
 Quoting: WindyMind


No, I didn't miss anything. The word geezer was not used in the OP's post. It was used in the post immediately after yours, the one in which your advice was to "shut the fuck up". You need to go back to one of the rainbow and unicorns singing Kumbaya threads. I can do this shit all night long.
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You crabby old coot, it doesn't matter what I say as far as what you interpret what I say to mean. You must be really old.
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Sadly, I cannot give you an answer. We live under a very vicious system. The banks "create" money out of thin air mostly through bank "loans." They create the principal but NOT the interest. Then the people have to compete against one another for the interest. Eventually someone MUST go bankrupt. The bankruptcy rate and the interest rate go hand in hand. If the rate to borrow money is 4%, rest assured the bankruptcy rate is also 4%. Think of it like musical chairs. You have 10 people but only 9 chairs. Someone will LOSE.
Now, on to a happier note. Hang in there because we're about to embark on a new beginning (no this has nothing to do with religion). We're about to reach a higher level of consciousness and all things will change - FOR THE BETTER!!
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My only advise is to realize that an education, while great for increasing your knowledge, does nothing really for increasing your skill set - only doing the work can accomplish that. This is where most people fail. And forget the doom as it will always be there if you look or listen to people who do. Bottom line- get on with your life and create it as you would like it and you to be!hf
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ohyeah from another old timer...this is spot on!!!
All my best -
hf
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I have asked because I CAN. Nowhere in his well-worded post do I see the words geezer, or old-timer. Just wondering why you chose to be confrontational. So, actually, you weren't clear at all.
 Quoting: last one


No, he didn't say exactly that but a poster after him did as a joke and I was using the joke but it was lost on you. So there, meeeh it's fine.
 Quoting: WindyMind


No, I didn't miss anything. The word geezer was not used in the OP's post. It was used in the post immediately after yours, the one in which your advice was to "shut the fuck up". You need to go back to one of the rainbow and unicorns singing Kumbaya threads. I can do this shit all night long.
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You crabby old coot, it doesn't matter what I say as far as what you interpret what I say to mean. You must be really old.
 Quoting: WindyMind


I'm old, but I can read perfectly well. What you have posted needs no interpretation. It says what it says. Do you try to deflect from your ignorance a lot, or just with me? Give up.
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Regardless of what one, single, solitary person in the whole wide world says.....what do YOU want to do? If you could literally do with no challenges what you want to do...what is it?

hf That is what you should be doing!
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(incoming wall of text)

Hello, internet shamans, drop some wisdom on me.


As a 21 year old...

I'm young you know, supposed to be gaining the life skills to establish a footing in the world. I happen to live in a society that requires me to make money in order to survive, and so I go to university in order to gain skills necessary for a practical career. Beyond the occasional manual labor job my dad would hook me up with, I've never had a legitimate job. I feel completely inexperienced in how I should go about functioning in the world.

Then again, the future is so uncertain these days, I don't feel as if my plans matter.

I'm looking out the window and the entire fucking planet is going mad, WWIII seems inevitable, tyranny and martial law is just around the corner, the economy is collapsing, foot riots will occur within the near future. At the moment it all seems rather bleak.

It's weird you know, I think about you old folks, people born in the mid-1940s to late 50s, we were raised in completely alien environments. You babyboomers were raised during the Golden Age Leave it to Beaver America (i know that's highly idealized vision), economy was kicking ass, 1950s-1970s music was great, if you wanted to go and work all you had to do was get a job, which was easy. The dollar was really worth something. If you were clever during the 1980s-90s you could make a lot of money fast with all the computer industries springing up. Sure there was a lot of bad shit going on, just as any time in history, but it seemed nice in a lot of ways.

I feel like a parasite on my parents, they're getting older and all, and I'm a young robust male - I should go out on my own and make something of myself. I want to help my parents, they brought me into this world and I should smoothly bring them out of it, don't want to put stress on them. At the moment though I feel completely stuck since I'm having legitimate troubles acquiring a job, so I just go along and continue my schooling (which is mainly just propaganda and half-truths). It's quite frustrating.

I've spent time organizing my family for when the shit hits the fan, got food and defense measures, actively forming networks with trusted people.

I guess I'm curious in what some of you older baby-boomers think about the circumstances that young-adults find themselves in, and how/what we should be focusing on?
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Well... As a man twice your age (and then some) I can honestly say that you face no different adversity than I did. Shit, I remember when Reagan was the Anti-Christ and the seals had been broken. I remember worrying about the Sun exploding and ending all life as we know it in the Early 80's (Thank you "In Search of" and Leoard Nemoy) But here we are... Many, MANY years later and all is the same.

Move forward. Learn, Love Laugh. Tomorrow will ALWAYS come. (And if it doesn't, you won't really have much to say about it.)

As far as your comment regarding:
I feel like a parasite on my parents, they're getting older and all, and I'm a young robust male - I should go out on my own and make something of myself.
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This simply means that you feel the responsibility that is upon all of us to do the right thing.

Use it. Use it to motivate you to better yourself.
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My only advise is to realize that an education, while great for increasing your knowledge, does nothing really for increasing your skill set - only doing the work can accomplish that. This is where most people fail. And forget the doom as it will always be there if you look or listen to people who do. Bottom line- get on with your life and create it as you would like it and you to be!hf
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ohyeah from another old timer...this is spot on!!!
All my best -
hf
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To SeekerofTruth......

sigh ....I didn't mean to include you in my comment about "...from another old timer.". Please accept my apologies. :)

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(incoming wall of text)

Hello, internet shamans, drop some wisdom on me.


As a 21 year old...

I'm young you know, supposed to be gaining the life skills to establish a footing in the world. I happen to live in a society that requires me to make money in order to survive, and so I go to university in order to gain skills necessary for a practical career. Beyond the occasional manual labor job my dad would hook me up with, I've never had a legitimate job. I feel completely inexperienced in how I should go about functioning in the world.

Then again, the future is so uncertain these days, I don't feel as if my plans matter.

I'm looking out the window and the entire fucking planet is going mad, WWIII seems inevitable, tyranny and martial law is just around the corner, the economy is collapsing, foot riots will occur within the near future. At the moment it all seems rather bleak.

It's weird you know, I think about you old folks, people born in the mid-1940s to late 50s, we were raised in completely alien environments. You babyboomers were raised during the Golden Age Leave it to Beaver America (i know that's highly idealized vision), economy was kicking ass, 1950s-1970s music was great, if you wanted to go and work all you had to do was get a job, which was easy. The dollar was really worth something. If you were clever during the 1980s-90s you could make a lot of money fast with all the computer industries springing up. Sure there was a lot of bad shit going on, just as any time in history, but it seemed nice in a lot of ways.

I feel like a parasite on my parents, they're getting older and all, and I'm a young robust male - I should go out on my own and make something of myself. I want to help my parents, they brought me into this world and I should smoothly bring them out of it, don't want to put stress on them. At the moment though I feel completely stuck since I'm having legitimate troubles acquiring a job, so I just go along and continue my schooling (which is mainly just propaganda and half-truths). It's quite frustrating.

I've spent time organizing my family for when the shit hits the fan, got food and defense measures, actively forming networks with trusted people.

I guess I'm curious in what some of you older baby-boomers think about the circumstances that young-adults find themselves in, and how/what we should be focusing on?
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Hi 21-year-old. You're right the 60s were fabulous. But the 50s were horrible. In those days adults (including parents) were horrible to children. It was like being in prison. And the communist thing was no joke. No one trusted anyone else. So actually YOU are way luckier to have been raised in a time when parents openly love their kids. BTW the 70s were also bad because everyone was "coming down" from the 60s and realizing it had all been a hallucination so now you have to work.

That said ...

I graduated from college at 23 years old then proceeded to piss away my 20s. I painted dorm rooms, carried paper routes, literally shoveled shit, worked in a factory, etc. Actually a lot of boomers did this. I finally got sick of being a loser and decided to do something about it. Went to grad school at age 28 and found my path. Now I'm a successful high tech professional. But it took a long time to figure out what I was going to do.

So don't despair. You are really young! These days a lot of kids seem to know what they want right out of the box. My daughter is like that. But her boyfriend is lost. So ... you're not alone. Spend time doing different things, educating yourself about the world. Eventually you'll find something.

A lot of people are "late bloomers"
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No, he didn't say exactly that but a poster after him did as a joke and I was using the joke but it was lost on you. So there, meeeh it's fine.
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No, I didn't miss anything. The word geezer was not used in the OP's post. It was used in the post immediately after yours, the one in which your advice was to "shut the fuck up". You need to go back to one of the rainbow and unicorns singing Kumbaya threads. I can do this shit all night long.
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You crabby old coot, it doesn't matter what I say as far as what you interpret what I say to mean. You must be really old.
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I'm old, but I can read perfectly well. What you have posted needs no interpretation. It says what it says. Do you try to deflect from your ignorance a lot, or just with me? Give up.
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